Intensive Treatment Program

The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) is a short-term component, providing clients with a foundation for recovery. It is designed for those who have had no previous residential treatment, and for those who have had multiple treatments with no continued recovery. The ITP has two highly structured phases and, upon completion, clients either transfer to our long-term Halfway House, or to another residential program. There are 42 clients in this component and the average length of treatment is 60 days.

Each client is assigned to a counselor who functions as both a therapist and case manager. Referral for ancillary services are made as indicated, and include services for medical, psychiatric, legal, vocational, and housing issues.

Residents receive at least 1-hour of individual therapy, and 7-hours of group therapy per week. There is at least one discussion group per day. ITP residents may initiate a “call group” at any time for group support and feedback. All residents attend a 13-part series of educational seminars on a variety of health, addictions and living skill topics. There are two weekly meetings to increase familiarity with the principles of self-help groups including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Residents attend community based self-help meetings every night. ITP residents are not permitted to work, drive personal vehicles, or have overnight passes.

Recreation activities are encouraged and include volleyball, pool tables, library/reading room, television, the local library, and free day passes for the local YMCA.